We are just about five weeks out of what could turn out to be the best spectacle in the boxing world. Canelo Alvarez will take on Daniel Jacobs for the unification match on the ring on May 4 in Las Vegas.
Not only Las Vegas that will stop its activity, but fans should also stick to the updates and news. They need to prepare for the epic battle. Whom are you root for? The fight will be available on the broadcast from DAZN. So, make sure you reserve the option so that you won’t miss the opportunity to watch the incredible spectacle.
Since we get closer to the date of the event, it is only natural that we discuss the preview.
Canelo vs Jacobs Fight Preview
If we talk about Canelo’s ability to get close to an opponent, we could refer to his previous fight against Rocky Fielding. Although Fielding has the advantage of the four-inch height and half inch reach, it didn’t seem to stop Canelo from having his way in defeating Fielding. Canelo is a closed-distance fighter, and it won’t be hard for him to land his punch onto his opponent. Canelo made Fielding backed off, and forced him to fall in the round three. Smaller Canelo could beat Fielding without significant problems.
Jacobs could work around this if he can control the distance with his physical traits. Jacobs has a chance because of sensible reason. He is a true middleweight fighter.
Canelo can walk through the power shots. And it is not a small deal. We could refer to the previous fight series with Gennady Golovkin. He met Golovkin twice. Canelo had quite strategies to handle Golovkin movement and attacks. Since Canelo can control everything, it could be a problem for Jacobs. Jacobs is a good finisher. He has one-punch KO power. But Canelo can mostly feel what Jacobs has to offer to him. When we look back at Jacobs fight against Golovkin in 2010, he also managed to feel Golovkin power.
Now, let’s discuss their styles. Here is what viewers would like to see. The methods of both fighters can be different. Canelo tends to be an aggressor. Well, it is sensible because he is a close-combatant fighter. But let’s not overlook the fact that Jacobs is a boxer-puncher who is prevalent to the aggressor. Same as Canelo, he tends to move forward and fighting off his back foot. But at the same time, he can also display as a counter puncher. Now it will come down to the strategies and adjustments between the two fighters.
Guess we’d like to see the real deal later on the date of the event. So, make sure you tune in DAZN when the game happens.
Canelo and Jacobs 3-City Press Tour:
Although not confirmed yet, Bilal Akkawy could make the fight of undercard in Canelo vs. Daniel Jacobs. He is a competing accomplice of Canelo, who worked with Alvarez before the rematch with Golovkin a year ago. He mentioned his excitements to work with Alvarez and coach Swirl Reynoso.